Biological Sciences (BS): Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology (17BIOSCBS-17BIOSCIPN)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
LSC 101 Critical Creative Thinking Life Sci* 2 BIO 183 Intro Bio: Cellular & Molecular 4
BIO 181 Intro Bio: Ecol, Evol, Biodiversity 4 CH 221 Organic Chemistry I 3
CH 101 Chemistry-A Molecular Sci 3 CH 222 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1 ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research* 4
MA 1311 Calculus Life & Mgmt Sci. A 3 MA 2311 Calculus Life & Mgmt Sci. B 3
LSC 103 Exploring Opportunties Life Sci 1    
GEP Health and Exercise Studies Req* 1    
  15   15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BIO 250 Animal Anatomy & Physiology2 4 GN 311 Principles of Genetics 4
CH 223 Organic Chemistry II 3 GN 312 Elementary Genetics Lab 1
CH 224 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 Free Elective3 3
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 3 CH 201 Chemistry-A Quantitative Sci. 3
GEP Additional Breadth Requirement* 3 CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Lab 1
GEP Health & Exercise Studies Req* 1 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Req* 3
  15   15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PY 2114 College Physics I 4 PY 2124 College Physics II 4
BCH 351 OR 451 Biochemistry 4 Cell Biology Requirement9 3
BIO 488 Neurobiology 3 Advanced Writing Elective5 3
BIO 424 Endocrinology 3 GEP Social Sciences Requirement* 3
GEP Humanities Req* 3    
  17   13

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
IPN Elective7 3 Supraorganismal Elective8 3
IPN Elective7 3 IPN Elective7 3
Science and Math Elective6 3 Science and Math Elective6 3
GEP Humanities Requirement* 3 GEP Social Sciences Requirement* 3
Free Elective3 3 Free Elective3 3
  15   15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120
Major/Program Footnotes A grade of C- or better is required in the following courses: BIO 181 Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity BIO 183 Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology BIO/PB 414 Cell Biology BIO 424 Endocrinology BIO 488 Neurobiology BCH 351 or 451 Biochemistry GN 311 Principles of Genetics GN 312 Elementary Genetics Lab Physiology Requirement2 MA 131 Calculus for Life and Management Sciences A MA 231 Calculus for Life and Management Sciences B CH 101/102 Chemistry – A Molecular Science & Lab CH 221/222 Organic Chemistry I & Lab CH 223/224 Organic Chemistry II & Lab CH 201/202 Chemistry – A Quantitative Science & Lab PY 211 College Physics I PY 212 College Physics II ST 311 Introduction to Statistics IPN Electives7 Supraorganismal Elective8 Advanced Writing Requirement5 ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchTaking courses for credit only (S/U): PE, Free Electives and courses offered only for S/U credit can be applied to graduation requirements. Students should check with their adviser before electing to take any course that normally is graded A-F as an S/U course.1 1 Mathematics Alternatives MA 141 and MA 241 is a suitable substitute for MA 131 and MA 231.22 Physiology Requirement (take one of the following options) BIO 301 and BIO 302 together are a suitable substitute for BIO 250. BIO 212 also is a suitable substitute for BIO 250.3 BIO 240 and BIO 245 are a suitable substitute for BIO 250. 3 Free Electives (take 9 credit hours) These electives cannot be remedial nor can they be taken at an elementary level after you have taken comparable coursework at a more advanced level. ST 311 is recommended as a Free Elective.  Students interested in graduate school or professional school should check the courses required for admission to the programs to which they plan to apply.4  4 Physics Alternatives PY 205 and PY 208 can be substitutes for PY 211 and PY 212.  PY 205 and PY 208 are calculus-based and require that you take the 40 series of Mathematics1 (MA 141 and MA 241).  PY 201 and PY 202 would also be a suitable substitute for PY 211 and PY 212.  PY 201 and PY 202 are calculus-based, require the 40 series of Mathematics1, and are restricted to students in PAMS. 5 Advanced Writing Requirement (take one course) Cannot be double-counted for a GEP requirement. COM 211 Argumentation and Advocacy ENG 201 Writing Literary Analysis ENG 214 Introduction to Editing ENG 232 Literature and Medicine ENG 233 The Literature of Agriculture ENG 287 Explorations in Creative Writing ENG 288 Fiction Writing ENG 289 Poetry Writing ENG 292 Writing about Film ENG 316 Principles of News and Article Writing ENG 323 Writing in the Rhetorical Tradition ENG 331 Communication for Engineering and Technology (Junior standing) ENG 332 Communication for Business and Management (Junior standing) ENG 333 Communication for Science and Research (Junior standing) ENG 381 Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop (ENG 215, 287, 288, or 289 required) ENG 388 Intermediate Fiction Writing Workshop (a “B” or better in ENG 288 required) ENG 389 Intermediate Poetry Writing Workshop (a “B” or better in ENG 289 required) ENG 416 Advanced News and Article Writing (ENG 215 required) ENG 417 Editorial and Opinion Writing (ENG 214 and 215 required) ENG 422 Writing Theory and the Writing Process ENG 425 Analysis of Scientific and Technical Writing (ENG 314, 331, 332 or 333 required) ENG 426 Analyzing Style 6 Additional Science & Math Electives (take 9 credit hours) Courses may be selected from the Sci & Math Electives list. Students also can use up to 3 hours of AEC 450, BIO 230. BIO 269, BIO 310,  BIO 416, BIO 418, BIO 432, BIO 444, BIO 456, BIO 492, BIO 493, BIO 498/499 (must complete both), BEC/BIT 463, BIT 477, MA 331, MB 470, GN 453, ZO 334, or ZO 486 toward this requirement. Students interested in graduate school or professional school should check the courses required for admission to the programs to which they plan to apply. 7 IPN Electives (take 9 credit hours) Select from the following list. Students can use up to 3 hours of BIO 492 or BIO 493 or ALS 499 toward IPN Electives. AEC/FW 515 Fish Physiology ANS 220/221 Reproductive Physiology and Lab ANS/NTR/PO 415 Comparative Nutrition BIO 310 Quantitative Approaches to Biological Problems BIO 361 Developmental Biology BIO 418 Cell Biology Research Laboratory BIO 421 Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology BIO 422 Biological Clocks BIO 432 Evolutionary Medicine BIO 444 Biology of Love and Sex BIO 456 Epigenetics, Development, and Disease BIO 478  Research Fundamentals in Behavioral NeuroscienceBIO 483 Capstone in Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology BIO 426 Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab BIO 492 External Learning Experience (Physiology/Neuroscience focused) BIO 493 Special Topics in Biology (Physiology/Neuroscience focused) BIO 518 Experience and the Brain BIT 564 Protein Purification BIT 471 RNA Interference and Model Organisms BIT 478/578 Mapping the Brain BIT 566 Animal Cell Culture Techniques ENT 503 Insect Morphology and Physiology GN 434 Genes and Development GN 441 Human and Biomedical Genetics GN 453 Personal Genomics GN 456 Epigenetics, Development, and Disease MB 441 Immunology NTR 419 Human Nutrition and Chronic Disease PO 404/504 Avian Anatomy and Physiology PSY 502 Physiological Psychology TOX 401/501 Principles of Toxicology ZO 503 General Physiology I ZO 504 General Physiology II ZO 513 Comparative Physiology AEC 515 Fish Physiology ZO 524 Comparative Endocrinology 8Supraorganismal Elective (take one of the following) AEC 400 Applied Ecology AEC 450 Conservation Genetics BIO/MEA 220 Marine Biology BIO 317 Primate Ecology and Evolution BIO/PB 330  Evolutionary Biology BIO 333 Captive Animal Biology BIO 350 Animal Phylogeny and Diversity BIO 353 Wildlife Management BIO 432 Evolutionary Medicine BIO/PB 360 Ecology BIO 402 Invertebrate Biology BIO 410 Animal Behavior AEC 419 Limnology BIO/ENT 425 General Entomology AEC 441 –and- AEC 442 Biology of Fishes and Biology of Fishes Lab AEC 460 Field Ecology and Methods MB 409 Microbial Diversity NR 406 Conservation of Biological Diversity PB 222 Kingdom of Fungi PB 360 –and- PB 365 Introduction to Ecology and Ecology Lab PB 400 Plant Structure and Diversity PB 403 Systematic Botany PB 405 Wetland Flora PB 544 Plant Geography PB 565 Plant Community Ecology AEC 501 Ornithology ZO 542 Herpetology ZO 544 Mammology 9Cell Biology Requirement BIO/PB 414 Cell Biology BIO 416 Cancer Cell Biology   *General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at http://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/. A. Introduction to Writing: ENG 101 (4 credit hours with a C- or better) Must be taken during the first year. B. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours; one course with MA or ST prefix) In IPN, this GEP requirement is met through the Major course requirements. C. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours; include one laboratory course or course with a lab) In IPN, this GEP requirement is met through the Major course requirements. D. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list.  Some courses on this list will also meet the U.S. Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites. E. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list. Some courses on this list will also meet the U.S. Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites. F. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours; at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course) Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list. G. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the GEP Social Sciences course list or the GEP Visual & Performing Arts course list. Some courses on this list will also meet the U.S. Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites. H. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5 credit hours) In IPN, 2 credit hours of this GEP requirement is met through Major course requirements. For the remaining 3 credit hours, choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list. Some courses on this list will also meet the U.S. Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisities. The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements I. U.S. Diversity (USD) Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. J. Global Knowledge (GK) Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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